Decline and Obsolescence of Logical Empiricism: Carnap vs. Quine and the Critics

Decline and Obsolescence of Logical Empiricism: Carnap vs. Quine and the Critics

by Sahotra Sarkar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815322666

ISBN-13: 9780815322665

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815322665
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Science and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Basic Works of Logical Empiricism Series, #5
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
The Analytic and the Synthetic: An Untenable Dualism2
Two Dogmas of Empiricism18
Analytic Sentences43
On "Analytic"54
Meaning Postulates61
In Defense of a Dogma71
Meaning and Synonymy in Natural Languages90
Problems and Changes in the Empiricist Criterion of Meaning107
The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts130
Significance and Analyticity169
A Note on Carnap's Meaning Criterion177
On the Use of Hilbert's [epsilon]-Operator in Scientific Theories184
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology193
The Ontological Status of Theoretical Entities211
Philosophy of Science: A Personal Report237
The Logic of Discovery275
How To Be a Good Empiricist - A Plea for Tolerance in Matters Epistemological293
Theoretical Analyticity331
Yes, But ... Some Skeptical Remarks on Realism and Anti-Realism349
Every Dogma Has Its Day369
Acknowledgments413

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